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Care After Birth

Care after Birth

Once you have given birth, and both you and baby are stable, you will be transferred to the David & Stacey Cynamon Mother and Baby Unit.

You will stay on the Mother-Baby Unit until you are ready for discharge home.

Our nurses will work closely with you to help prepare you for your transition home. The nurses in the postpartum inpatient unit are very knowledgeable and skilled, with additional education in breastfeeding to help support you and your baby during your stay. If a referral is required to a lactation consultant, your primary nurse will facilitate this. Breastfeeding classes are also held daily to support your learning and answer any questions you may have about breastfeeding/ feeding your baby.

During your stay it is important you discuss your care goals with your health-care team so they can plan the time in the hospital with you. A patient whiteboard is located in the room to articulate your questions and plan your stay.

The unit has increased security, therefore visitors are required to use the phone by the entry doors to be buzzed into and out of the area. The communication station is located centrally in the unit, with decentralized charting areas for the nursing staff closer to individual rooms.

All rooms come with:

  • storage space for personal belongings
  • an adjustable bed
  • privacy curtains
  • a cot for the baby with storage space
  • a lounge chair that opens up to be used as a bed
  • TV, phone and internet services (some fees may apply)
  • bathroom/shower facilities

A separate bathroom with a shower is available for support persons staying overnight. If you are not in a private room you may want to take advantage of the family lounge when visitors arrive. A kitchenette is available there for your use, to store your own labelled food that requires refrigeration, or to make yourself some tea! The family lounge is equipped with a fridge, kettle, sink, microwave and ice machine.

Learn more about Room Options.

 

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Providing care for babies born prematurely or requiring special intensive care.

 

Newborn Care


Care in the first few hours with your newborn.

 

Going Home with your baby

Generally, patients are discharged approximately 24 hours after an uncomplicated vaginal birth.

 

Post-partum Patient Orientation Information (PDF)

Helpful information for your stay at Sinai Health


 

Postnatal Ambulatory Clinic (PNAC)

The clinic offers the following free services for Mount Sinai Hospital postpartum patients within the first seven days after birth


 

Perinatal Mental Health Program

Our program offers consultation with a perinatal psychiatrist, as well as group therapy options


 

Become a Donor of Outpatient Milk Program

Donated breastmilk can help save a baby’s life


 

The Sinai Shop

One stop shop to buy care products for you and the baby


Labour of Love

Donate to celebrate the birth of a baby.

Find Us

 

map icon David & Stacey Cynamon Mother and Baby Unit
Mount Sinai Hospital
Joseph & Wolf Lebovic Health Complex
600 University Avenue, Toronto

Take the University Avenue Elevators in the hospital to the 16th Floor.